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English definition of “shortcut”

shortcut

noun [C] ( also UK short cut)     /ˈʃɔːtkʌt/
QUICK a quicker and more direct way of getting somewhere or doing something: I took a shortcut through the car park .Routes and roads in general
COMPUTER In computing , a shortcut is a quick way to start or use a computer program : a shortcut key Computer concepts
(Definition of shortcut noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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